Yab Yum directly borders Ashwem Beach, hidden away in 2 acres of lush palm grove, sheltered by the sand dunes and facing directly west across the Arabian Sea.
Here you can unwind in comfort and watch the local fishermen bring home their catch against a backdrop of beautiful sunsets.
free wi-fi / breakfast inc. / light lunches / evening thali menu / 2 paddling pools / ensuite bathrooms / 24hr drinks license / daily yoga classes / massage room / 24hr car service / 24hr security / family friendly
Years of careful planting and landscaping have made Yab Yum an idyllic, shady oasis; somewhere to relax, eat, drink and de-stress, also perfect as a base to explore the northern half of the state. Ashwem Beach is one of the most peaceful and least developed beaches in Goa and the sea is so warm you can walk straight in. From morning to late evening there are some excellent restaurants and cafes right nearby, including the truly excellent La Plage, which is 5 minutes walk from our beach gate.
Ashwem is part of the Mandrem area, comprised of several bustling, friendly, little villages. We have drivers available at all times to take guests wherever they wish to go; Anjuna, famed for its market, is 20 minutes away, and the thriving city of Mapusa is half an hour’s drive. Bike hire is also recommended and gives you the chance to trundle round the back lanes of Mandrem, see the incredible banyan tree, take in the temples and vivid colours and pause for fresh coconut water by the side of the paddy fields.
A 40-minute walk along the beach (or a 5 minute drive) will bring you to the backpacker and 60s hippy enclave of Arambol. Here you can enjoy shopping for all kinds of trinkets and gifts, clothing and jewellery. Arambol has a large selection of restaurants and bars including Fellini’s, the best Italian-owned pizza restaurant in northern Goa, and Double Dutch which serves great homemade cakes. Arambol also plays host to many market stalls (great for souvenirs) as well as money exchange and cash withdrawal services, barbers shops and beauty salons, tattooists and healers of every kind.